Household Questionnaire Results

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Household Questionnaire Analysis

The household questionnaire was sent to 794 households. A total of 354 questionnaires have been returned and analysed, including 30 from children at Boscastle Primary School. The final analysis of results is set out below.

Respondents
Male: Number
152
%
42.9
Female: Number
185
%
52.2
(17 responses – not given)
Age
 

Number

%

Under 10 17 4.8
10 -16 16 4.5
17 -25 9 2.5
26-40 29 8.2
41-55 106 29.9
56-65 94 26.5
66-75 49 13.8
75+ 24 6.7
(10 responses - not given)
Residency
Permanent
Resident
Number
277

78.2
Non permanent
resident
Number 
50

14.1
(27 responses – not given)

Directly Affected by Flood
Yes: Number
108

30.5
No: 
 
Number 
229

64.7
(17 responses – not given)

Aspiration for Boscastle in Ten Year’s Time
 

Number

%

Keep it as it was 148 41.8
Community development including better services/facilities;
provision for local people
65 18.4
Higher quality services – attracting different types of tourists 21 5.9
Less commercialised than at present 40 11.3
No redevelopment in harbour/other areas of the village 6 1.7
Improvements to infrastructure/access/car parking 12 3.4
Provision to avoid future flood 12 3.4
No response 48 13.5
Other 2 0.5

 Car Parking
A: Reinstatement of the car park as it was prior to the flood
Yes Number 
156

44
No Number
98

27.6
No response  Number 
100

28.2
B: Redesign car park layout and location creating space for environmental improvements
Yes Number
193

54.5
No Number 
69

19.5
No response  Number
92

26

C: Provide some parking elsewhere in Boscastle to either partly replace or act as an overspill car park
Yes Number 
168
%
47.4
No Number
90

25.4
No response Number
96
%
27.1

Comments on Car Parking
 

Number

%

Insufficient parking available 17 4.8
Concessionary parking for residents/residents relatives 35 9.9
Cheaper parking/cheaper parking for visitors 14 4
Parking is adequate 21 5.9
More disabled parking 2 0.5
Extend car park at current location 37 10.4
Provide more parking elsewhere incl. top of village 64 18
No roadside parking 11 3.1
Need a park & ride system 4 1.1
Need better landscaping 17 4.8
Other 21 5.9
No response 111 31.4

Visitor Centre
A: provide a new building within the general vicinity of the car park
Yes Number
200
%
56.5
No Number
63
%
17.1
No response Number
91
%
25.7

B: Re-use an existing building in the car park/harbour area
Yes Number
148
%
41.8
No Number
67
%
18.9
No response  Number
139
%
39.3

Comments on redeveloping the Visitor Centre
 

Number

%

Keep it as it was/in keeping with local architecture 49 13.8
Locate in car park 30 8.5
Site in harbour café/other existing building in harbour area 19 5.4
This is needed/urgent 16 4.5
Do not locate in car park 11 3.1
Include a museum/info on the flood 11 3.1
Centre is not needed/should be smaller 13 3.7
Combine with National Trust 5 1.4
Situate away from river/flood risk 5 1.4
More local knowledge/staffed by locals 3 0.8
Other 19 5.4
No response 173 48.1

 Public Toilets
 

Number

%

Public conveniences needed at top and bottom of village 31 8.7
Adequate facilities are essential/more are needed 71 20
More pleasant building – more in keeping with surroundings 2 0.5
Good quality facilities are needed, modern 31 8.7
Locate in car park 31 8.7
Locate at harbour 17 4.8
Locate by surgery/top of village 11 3.1
Need disabled toilets 4 1.1
Reinstate toilets as they were before 73 20.6
Toilets are only needed in the car park and harbour area 41 11.6
Close the toilets by the surgery 2 0.6
Locate next to/in the Visitor Centre 10 2.8
Other 9 2.5
No response 21 5.9

Improvements to the Harbour
 

Number

%

Leave it as it is/retain natural beauty 62 17.5
Restrict vehicular access (as much as possible) 14 3.9
Re-lay Valency lawn 1 0.3
More seats 48 13.5
Take care not to destroy natural surroundings when rebuilding 22 6.2
No buskers 10 2.3
Extra lighting 15 4.2
Improve river edges 7 2
Improve access/slipways/make more disabled friendly 11 3.1
Remove sewage pipe/ensure harbour clean for swimming 16 4.5
Litter bins provided and emptied/area kept clean and tidy 8 2.2
Other 36 10.2
No response 104 29.4

The Public Highway
 

Yes

No

No response

 

Number

%

Number

%

Number

%

Widen pavements 117 33 131 37 106 29.9
Reduce or eliminate on street parking 194 54.8 79 22.3 81 22.8
Improve bus stop facilities 181 51.1 74 20.9 99 28
Improve location and type of street lighting 179 50.6 68 19.2 107 30.2
Review options for traffic management 161 45.5 73 20.6 120 33.9

Improvements to the public highway
  Number %
Leave it as it was 13 3.7
Pavements need improvement/widening at riverside 42 11.9
On-street parking is necessary/laybys for buses and coaches 11 3.1
Better street lighting 23 6.5
Roundabout at surgery corner 4 1.1
Traffic calming/stop speeding 17 4.8
Better public transport 5 1.4
Free short term parking in village 7 2
Restrict on-street parking 36 10.2
Fewer advertising boards/signs 2 0.5
Do not widen pavements 4 1.1
Other 55 15.5
No response 135 38.1
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